Just the right size
Southern California’s Dulcinea Farms has taken all the drawbacks out of watermelon―black seeds, thick rind, and sheer bulk. At 4 to 6 pounds, its new Dulcinea PureHeart Seedless Watermelon―a miniature hybrid achieved conventionally, not modified genetically―is easy to carry, store, and cut. And it’s sweet and red down to the very thin rind. Available in supermarkets this summer (year-round, in fact), the mini melon is a $5 treat for a family of four, two hearty eaters, or one watermelon hound.